Several interesting topics were discussed during the most recent regular meeting of the municipal council in Saint-Anicet on June 6.
For the month of May, the total accounts payable by the municipality totalled $575,072.71, which includes a bill for $202,887 covering services provided by the Sûreté du Québec for a period of six months.
The Caravane Notreau was stationed in the Town Hall parking lot on June 18 to analyze water. A specialist was on hand to analyze water samples on the spot. Results were emailed to citizens the following Monday. A cost of $30 per unit was charged.
A contract was negotiated with Sun Life Financial for the municipal employees’ group insurance. It will cost 3% more than the previous year. The municipality cancelled the contract with the insurance company they worked with last year as a result of the firm’s demanding of a 25% increase.
A funding request for a grant to improve the boat launch was submitted.
A by-law was adopted that would now see fines for citizens caught misusing the sewer system, for example by connecting a submersible pump or by pouring oil or paint down the drain.
A site has now been opened for the 24-hour deposit of branches, from noon on Friday to noon on Monday until October 22.
The educational public library of Saint-Anicet, as well as Sainte-Barbe, received five seals of quality from the Réseau BIBLIO Monteregie. Of note is the fact the Sainte-Barbe library is operated solely with volunteers while the Saint-Anicet library has two permanent employees.
The question period focused on negotiations over the collective agreement with municipal employees, which expired in December 2014. The mayor mentioned there had been three meetings between union representatives and those of the municipality. However, common ground was yet to be reached.
Translated by Sarah Rennie
Volunteer correspondents for the Haut-Saint-Laurent